Punjab govt to fill posts of 990 firemen, minister says in Vidhan Sabha
The Punjab Vidhan Sabha session on Monday began with Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan announcing the call-attention motion.
MLA Narinder Kaur Bharaj drew the House’s attention towards inadequate staff and equipment in the fire stations of the state. She spoke about a fire incident in Ludhiana in 2017 which witnessed human loss, particularly firefighters.
Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjer said the government had decided to fill posts of 990 firemen and 326 drivers. The government had placed an order for a turntable vehicle from Germany. The minister said the government had identified land for a training school in Lalru.
SAD MLA Sukhwinder Sukhi raised the issue of dog menace in the state. He said, “Of approximate 60,000 deaths due to dog bites globally at least 20,000 occurred in India. I want to ask the minister concerned whether the state is ready to ensure the global aim of zero deaths due to dog bites by 2030.”